Medical College of Wisconsin General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Program

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Hospitalists are a group of attending physicians and advanced practice providers primarily dedicated to providing care to patients admitted to the inpatient medicine services at Froedtert Hospital. They are experts in the care of acutely ill medical inpatients. They work with the inpatient nursing staff, social workers, and other hospital staff to create an environment of seamless care for our hospitalized patients.

In addition to providing exceptional clinical care, hospitalists amplify the rich environment of patient medical education in the General Internal Medicine Division of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. They are valued educators of training physicians and other health care providers and are also active researchers who contribute to evolving medical knowledge.

Academic Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

We offer an immersive and structured 2-year academic fellowship, with training in research methodology for candidates interested in pursuing a clinician investigator career in hospital medicine.
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About the Hospitalist Program



The Section of Hospital Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to providing exceptional care for hospitalized patients. This is done in the context of educating future providers, advancing knowledge in the delivery of team-based, multidisciplinary hospital-based care, and improving the patient experience.



  • Deliver high quality clinical care with excellent outcomes and maintain safe, sustainable workloads
  • Proactively identify opportunities to enhance and optimize clinical operations
  • Align with hospital and college partners to maintain value in clinical care delivery
  • Empower and develop current and future hospitalist leaders
  • Recruit and retain invested, outstanding academic hospitalists
  • Increase academic productivity through robust educational and research activities
  • Support scholarship and advancement of academic careers, including pathways to promotion
  • Enhance hospitalist visibility as exceptional and productive academic clinicians, educators, researchers and administrators

Message from Our Section Chief

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Welcome to the Section of Hospital Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin! This is an exciting time, as we draw upon a long-standing legacy of innovation, excellence, and highly talented faculty and staff in pursuit of our vision to deliver high quality clinical care to acutely ill medical inpatients, educate the next generation of clinicians, and contribute to medical knowledge through research.

I invite you to review our website, where you will find a remarkable collection of people and programs - many of them leaders in healthcare education, quality and safety, clinical operations, and research.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, SFHM

Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Chief of Staff, Froedtert Hospital